In Celebration of

Barbara Lewis

May 22, 1931 -  September 18, 2019

Peacefully, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness in her 89th year. Barbara had a long and joyful life filled with love, laughter and family. Mother of Pat (Hugh Middleton), Sandy (Mike FitzGibbon), Cathryn (Steve Mantione), and Scott (Marilou Roth). Grandmother of nine: Alex, Torey (Marc Hersh), and Jake Middleton, Caitlin (Chris Dewar), Hilary (Matt Van Dyck) FitzGibbon, Andrew (Alannah Bruns), Carly and Jane Mantione and Jack Lewis. Barbara was born in Mississauga and grew up in Toronto and Guelph, Ontario. She graduated from St. Clements School and married the love of her life, Jim Lewis in 1952. Following his death in 1984, Barbara lived independently and was actively involved with the IODE (she was a founding member of the Dr. Healey Willan Chapter), the Canadian Club, French lessons and her walking and bridge group friends. Her stroke in 2012 left her with profound aphasia and apraxia, the inability to speak, read or write coherently, as well as the loss of her driving license. She met these challenges with optimism and grace and amazingly overall good cheer, often overlooking that all she was saying was “yesterday”, “today” or “absolutely wonderful.” Her favourite place on earth was the cottage on Raven Lake where she summered with family, friends and dogs since 1963. She will be sorely missed. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Peter’s Erindale Anglican Church, 3141 Mississauga Rd. (at Dundas St. W., on the hill) on Tuesday September 24, 2019 at 11 am. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Toronto Golf Club, 1305 Dixie Road, Mississauga, from 1 – 4 pm. Private Interment.


(5 of 16)

Katharine and Peter Hungerford (Raven Lake friends)

Entered September 20, 2019 from Sarnia, Ontario

To the whole Lewis Family,

A loss deeply felt, from a love freely given. Pete and I felt honoured to have known your mom. A lifetime of memories surround you but they don’t completely mitigate each personal loss. Sending tight hugs. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Maralisa Finnegan and James finnegan (Friend)

Entered September 20, 2019 from Cambrige

From our family to yours we send our condolences.
She will be remembered with great affection.
She was a strong woman.
We will miss her!

Stephen & Arlene FitzGibbon (Brother and Sister-in-law to Sandy FitzGibbon)

Entered September 21, 2019 from Nobleton

We want to sent our deepest condolences to the entire family. We are sorry we can’t be their during this time to share together in all the memories of Barbara’s life! Our thoughts are with you all. RIP Mrs. Lewis

Barbara Johnston (A good and dear friend)

Entered September 21, 2019

A very special lady in my life. I will miss the times we had together and the fun with so much laughter
This is a sad time for all of you but what great memories you have of your mum
Love Barb

Jayson Rupert (Friend)

Entered September 21, 2019 from Vancouver, BC

These words can only begin to describe how truly fortunate I was to have Aunty Barb in my life and as one of my father’s closest friends.

Road trips to Cornwall with my dad to visit the Lewis’ were a fixture in my life for many years and I cherish those memories deeply. Summer vacations with Aunty Barb, Uncle Jim, Sandy, Scott, and Patty at their cottage were some of my best summers ever as a kid. Such an incredibly generous and caring family, treating me and my family like their own and always being there for us all. We love you all so much and we’re so deeply sorry to have lost our Aunty Barb. I cannot think of a kinder person than her. My memories of growing up are filled with her amazing smile and distinctly joyful voice, teaching me about life and how to be a good older brother to my siblings - Maxine, Vanessa and Nicholas. Aunty Barb had a profound influence in making me the person I am today and I’m truly blessed to have had her with me and my family for all of those years.

Forever in my heart and forever bringing a smile to my face, I will miss you, Aunty Barb.

To everyone who knew and loved Barb for the amazing person she was, I’m sending the biggest of big hugs.

Jayson Rupert


(5 of 86)